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Mining Cultures: Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41
by Mary Murphy
University of Illinois Press, 1997
Cloth: 978-0-252-02267-8 | eISBN: 978-0-252-05467-9 | Paper: 978-0-252-06569-9
Library of Congress Classification F739.B8M87 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 978.668

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Butte, Montana, long deserved its reputation as a wide-open town. Mining Cultures shows how the fabled Montana city evolved from a male-dominated mining enclave to a community in which men and women participated on a more equal basis as leisure patterns changed and consumer culture grew. Mary Murphy looks at how women worked and spent their leisure time in a city dominated by the quintessential example of "men's work": mining. Bringing Butte to life, she adds in-depth research on church weeklies, high school yearbooks, holiday rituals, movie plots, and news of local fashion to archival material and interviews. 


A richly illustrated jaunt through western history, Mining Cultures is the never-told chronicle of how women transformed the richest hill on earth.


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